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Near-Infrared Light Technology

In the 1990s, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and a sponsored research team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison carried out the first red-light therapy experiments using near-infrared light technology (NIRLT) in plant growth chambers on space shuttle missions. While testing red light, the astronauts noticeably benefitted from the exposure. Clinical treatment trials into collagen red light therapy soon followed in the U.S. and across much of Europe. Today, NIRLT is used in varied fields of medicine, including anti-aging medicine.

Results from a 2014 study published in Photomedicine and Laser Surgery demonstrated both efficacy and safety for red light therapy in promoting anti-aging skin rejuvenation and an increase in intradermal collagen. Subjects that were treated experienced significant improvements in skin complexion, skin tone, texture, reduced skin roughness, reduced signs of wrinkles and fine lines, and an increase in collagen density.

A series of NIRLT sessions has been successful as a treatment for rosacea and acne, as well as for healing wounds, scar tissue and many skin, joint, and muscle problems.

The Salt Therapy Grotto, located at 3443 Pine Ridge Rd., Ste.102 (Cambridge Square), in Naples, offers NIRLT. For more information or to schedule a session, call 239-0990 or visit SaltTherapyGrotto.com.

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